Accreditation, Attestation and License

Attestation in Kazakhstan

KIMEP University has a license to offer academic programs from the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The last visit of an attestation commission from the Ministry, on April 14-16 2013, resulted in KIMEP University being awarded five-year attestation for all degree programs.

Order of Committee for Control of Education and Science of Ministry of education and science of the republic of kazakhstan (.pdf, 907 kB)

State Diploma

From 2010, every graduate of KIMEP University is issued a State Diploma (in the format required by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan) in addition to a KIMEP University diploma. Graduating student should contact the Office of the Registrar regarding his/ her State and KIMEP University diplomas.

Specialized Membership

  • Department of Public Administration: Member of NASPAA, The National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration
  • Bang College of Business (BCB): Member of AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business
  • Bang College of Business (BCB): Member of AFBE, Asian Forum on Business Education
  • Bang College of Business (BCB): Member of American Chamber of Commerce

Professional Membership

The Institution currently holds membership in the following organizations:

  • The Informational Consortium of Kazakhstani Libraries

Institutional Accreditation

Independent Kazakhstan Quality Assurance Agency for Education (IQAA)

Program Accreditations


The American Communication Association board of directors has granted the Department of Media and Communication at KIMEP University conditional accreditation status for a period of one year, until December 13, 2013.

The ACA is a not-for-profit virtual professional association with actual presence in the world of communication scholars and practitioners. ACA is committed to enabling the effective use of new and evolving technologies to facilitate communication instruction, research, and criticism, and to offering a technologically-supportive venue for all who study the ways in which humans communicate. While the Association is based in the United States, it is a virtual organization that welcomes participation from academics and professionals throughout the world.


The Executive Education Center’s Executive MBA program has been awarded full, Level 3 international accreditation by the Asian Forum on Business Education (AFBE). This means that the program is recognized by the AFBE with regard to the quality of its mission and overal policies; curriculum; assessment standards; faculty (teaching staff); and other factors including admissions procedures and student support.

The accreditation also reflects the AFBE’s belief that the Executive MBA program provides valuable, relevant support for Central Asia’s business community. Leading companies look to the Executive MBA program as an important resource in honing the abilities of their top managers. The effort made by the entire team at the EEC, led by Associate Dean Dilbar Gimranova, in their hard work, dedication and attention to the recommendations of the AFBE is the force behind this achievement.
The accreditation received by the Executive MBA program is another milestone in KIMEP University’s quest to offer truly world-class education.

On April 19, 2013 the BSc and MBA programs in the Bang College of Business received Level III (the highest international) accreditation from the Asian Forum on Business Education. This means that Bang College of Business is recognized by AFBE as provider of strong business programs in the Asian region, with a substantial regional reputation and presence in Asia, standing in comparison with institutions in China, Korea, Singapore and Malaysia among others.

The award also confirms that KIMEP University is two to four years from achieving the ‘gold standard’ of global business school accreditation – AASCB and EQUIS. This is in line with KIMEP University’s own strategy to achieve this recognition in the next three years.

Executive MBA Accreditation

BSc and MBA Accreditation

BSc and MBA Accreditation


The executive MBA program has also been accredited for five years by the Swiss agency FIBAA, the Foundation for International Business Administration accreditation.

The purpose of FIBAA is to promote quality and transparency in education and science by awarding quality certificates to educational programs and institutions in the areas of higher education and continuted professional development, according to the organization’s website.

FIBAA is internationally networked and works closely within the framework of international bodies to enhance the comparability of quality standards and quality management procedures.


On September 10, 2012 the College of Social Sciences received unconditional accreditation for its market-leading Master in Public Administration and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Public Administration programs from the European Association for Public Administration Accreditation. KIMEP University is the first institution in Central Asia to achieve this recognition. The accreditation is valid for a period of seven years and means that the program is recognized by the EAPAA with regard to the quality of its mission and overall policies; curriculum; assessment standards; faculty (teaching staff); and other factors including admissions procedures and student support.

Certificate for Bachelors Program Certificate for Masters Program



Тhe Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales (ICAEW) has approved KIMEP University as a Partner in Learning for Higher Education! ICAEW is a leading audit professional organization which also administers the Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA) professional qualification, recognized worldwide. It gives KIMEP an access to their ACA learning materials and library and opportunity to further develop collaboration with ICAEW.

State License

Download state license
Download state license

You may also be interested in translated version of the State Licenses:

  1. State license July 19, 2012 (Eng.)
  2. State license September 7, 2004 (Eng.)

KIMEP University’s state license and confirmation of attestation can be found in the following slideshow:


July 19, 2012